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How rail premises cleaning boosts worker and passenger safety

From stations to depots and transport hubs, we provide regular and emergency rail premises cleaning for operators and manufacturers alike.

rail premises cleaning boosts worker and passenger safety
Looking beyond the tracks and trains, the rail network relies on a huge property estate.

At first glance, it may seem to the public as if the main job for a rail specialist cleaning company is keeping trains, carriages and track clean. But of course, the rail sector relies on a massive estate of properties too. Some of these buildings are customer-facing, notably stations. However, there’s also a massive infrastructure of transport hubs, depots, and maintenance yards. All these facilities need cleaning on a regular and emergency basis. Not only is it important to keep customers safe and happy throughout their journeys, but operators and manufacturers must maintain health and safety behind the scenes. Here at REACT, we’ve got the expertise to deliver all-round rail premises cleaning.

From stations to depots, we’ve got rail premises cleaning covered

With significant footfall almost 24 hours a day, train stations are amongst the busiest environments in any transport network. We provide scheduled nightly cleaning services to maintain standards. We positively influence passenger and staff experience by removing litter and rubbish, and we ensure areas are clean and free of dirt. Alongside this, we offer ad hoc incident-related services. This ensures that all areas are clear from hazards such as spillages, broken glass and unsightly (human) waste.

It’s not just public areas which need regular and ad hoc cleaning. Depots, maintenance pits and access platforms can become heavily soiled, notably with oil and engine fluids. These require specialist treatments to remove them, with proper disposal of waste for good environmental management. We provide a comprehensive cleaning service for all manufacturer and operator depots, maintenance pits, and access platforms.

Cleaning the entire property, from down low to up high

For rail premises cleaning, it pays to look both down and up. When it comes to floors, there can be serious biohazards on the rail network. For areas contaminated with used needles and syringes, it’s vitally important to clear the area quickly and effectively. Our team are fully insured and vaccinated against blood-borne viruses such as tetanus and hepatitis, and we use robust procedures to clear the affected area. We’ll dispose of collected sharps, needles, and syringes in strict accordance with legislation, including a certificate of disposal.

It’s also important to think at a higher level. Whatever the premises, canopies face the force of the weather and are often fouled by bird guano. Our high-level and rope access teams are fully trained and can resolve cleaning projects in all depot and public station/platform environments. We’re compliant with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. We meticulously plan and organise all such assignments, we deploy specialist equipment, and we pay particular attention near fragile surfaces.

Within stations, proximity to the line and overhead line equipment (OLE) requires expertise such as ours. We’re able to organise and manage possessions and isolations. And we utilize specialised equipment such as non-conductive towers and scaffold, non-conductive cleaning systems and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) to get the job done.

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To find out more about REACT Specialist Cleaning and our rail premises cleaning services, contact one of the team today.

Post by Shaun D. Doak

Shaun is the CEO of REACT Group plc., a business dedicated to specialist cleaning, hygiene, and decontamination. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sector.


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